The importance of British tourists to the EU’s travel and tourism economy, post-Brexit, has been reinforced after Portugal became the first EU nation to fast-track UK travellers arriving at its airports.
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has welcomed the opening of Fontinha Hotel Porto, its first Trademark Collection by Wyndham hotel in Portugal.
Visit Portugal has confirmed fully-vaccinated UK citizens can now enter the country without needing to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test.
The 67-room property is nestled among the historic palaces and charming churches, with rooms giving way to breath-taking views of the River Tagus and city itself.
W Hotels is preparing to make its brand entry in Portugal with the launch of W Algarve next spring. The property will offer simultaneous seaside relaxation with high-energy sophistication.
The property has been acquired by Hotel Investment Partners, the largest owner of resort hotels in southern Europe, backed by funds managed by Blackstone.
The property is located on one of the most luxurious arteries in the city, Avenida da Liberdade, and is the only Relais & Châteaux property in the capital.
Officials in Malta have confirmed the destination will only be open to vaccinated British travellers from Wednesday. Portugal has introduced similar measures today.
Portugal has been removed from the UK safe travel list in a move the government said would safeguard public health against variants of concern and protect the Covid-19 vaccine rollout.